We asked, you answered: Arizona’s top wedding venues

We asked, you answered: Arizona's top wedding venues

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By Robert Gundran

January 18, 2024

Getting married is one of the most stressful parts of a romantic relationship. The amount of money and planning it takes to reach the big day is more than many people expect.

I asked Instagram for help in finding some of the best wedding venues across Arizona. Here are some of the most interesting reader recommendations:

 

Historic Bates Mansion

283 N. Stone Ave., Tucson
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This venue in Tucson is owned and operated by David and Allie Lazarus.

The Historic Bates Mansion offers three packages for weddings that range from $4,499 all the way up to $27,875 if you don’t want to worry about finding your own catering and DJ.

Be careful, though—the couple says they believe the venue is haunted by its earliest owners.

 

Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson
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Tanque Verde Ranch is an all-inclusive family resort right next to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest.

Are you a fan of Arizona’s sprawling desert and beautiful scenery? This venue might be the spot for you.

The resort has a spa, plenty of restaurants, and activities like horseback riding, guided hiking, yoga, and fishing.

Tanque Verde Ranch has various indoor and outdoor venues for weddings that can fit up to 350 guests. Tanque Verde does not have specific wedding packages listed on its website, so you’ll have to give the resort a call if you want a more specific estimate.

 

Arizona Snowbowl

9300 N. Snow Bowl Road, Flagstaff
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It’s not just Arizona’s best location for hitting the slopes—it’s also a spot where you can get married almost two miles above sea level.

Arizona Snowbowl is a full-service venue, which means the staff will assist you every step of the way and serve as an in-house wedding planner.

Snowbowl doesn’t have packages listed on its website, so reach out to the venue with your budget and see what kind of plan you can work out.

 

Stonebridge Manor

4000 E. Palm St., Mesa
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Stonebridge Manor is a property of Wedgewood Weddings, a company that specializes in all-inclusive weddings.

The company has over 60 venues across seven states.

Stonebridge Manor is in north Mesa, just south of the Salt River. It has six ceremony sites, three reception spaces, and accommodations for up to 350 guests.

The 16,000-square-foot manor was built in 1979 as a private estate for a family of 11. It was turned into a wedding venue two decades later and has operated as that since.

Stonebridge Manor has three set wedding packages, but prices fluctuate based on the time of year, so give Wedgewood Weddings a call if you’re looking for a venue tour or a price estimate.

 

Tre Bella

119 W. Main St., Mesa
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Tre Bella is a venue in the heart of downtown Mesa that offers the chance to get marriedin a building that’s over a century old. The reception halls have hardwood floors and exposed brick walls for a more urban feel.

The venue has three packages at different price points, and two ceremony locations.

The Luna package is the most affordable. It’s available only for weddings Monday through Thursday and runs from $9,900 for 50 guests to $14,700 for 200 guests.

Tre Bella’s Bella package is the standard for weddings on Friday through Sunday and runs from $12,400 for 50 guests to $17,200 for 200 guests.

The Premier package is available for any day of the week and goes from $16,900 for 50 guests to $25,600 for 200 guests. This package includes valet parking and more premium alcohol like Grey Goose vodka, Woodford Reserve bourbon, and Casamigos tequila.

All packages include use of the venue for five or six hours along with catered meals, a cocktail hour in the courtyard, an open bar, and DJ service for the reception.

 

The Views at Superstition

6900 US Route 60, Gold Canyon
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The main selling point for The Views at Superstition is exactly what you think it would be: a wedding venue with a great view of the Superstition Mountain. The venue’s wedding packages take great advantage of the location.

The venue has four ceremony locations and two reception spots, with four set wedding packages. All except the smallest package accommodate up to 100 people and run for six hours on a Friday or Saturday.

Standard ceremonies at The Lake or Desert view are $145 per person, while the upgraded “The Bellagio” package is $225 per person and includes the venue’s most extravagant catering.

The “Under the Stars” package is $198 per person and is set at the Mountainbrook Golf Course. It’s an outdoor event, but can only run until 10 p.m. due to Gold Canyon’s sound ordinance.

The “Short & Sweet” package only runs four hours and can accommodate up to 75 guests between Sunday and Thursday. It is $106 per person.

 

El Encanto

6248 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
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El Encanto isn’t primarily a wedding venue—it’s an old-world, Mission-style, authentic Mexican restaurant.

The restaurant’s patio is where ceremonies are held, right next to a pond filled with ducks, turtles, and fish.

You don’t get married at a restaurant primarily for the venue, though. If you’re getting married at El Encanto, you want to know about the food.

The restaurant’s hors d’oeuvres include ceviche, queso guillermo, mini tostadas, shrimp skewers, and quesadillas.

An authentic street taco bar is also available for weddings. If you want to go buffet-style, there are four options that include dishes like tequila lime shrimp, chicken fajitas, and mini taquitos..

Contact El Encanto’s events manager to get a quote for your wedding.

 

Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens

16026 N. 36th St., Phoenix
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Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens is a five-acre venue in Phoenix with a 10,000-square-foot indoor tropical garden and Mexican cantina.

The venue has two wedding package options. The more expensive one includes a DJ, catering, and an open bar.

Boojum Tree can host up to 200 people for a wedding. It hosts an open house every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., so check the spot out if you think photos may not do it justice.

 

Villa Siena

890 W. Elliot Road, Gilbert
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Villa Siena is inspired by the Tuscan region of Italy. It uses landscaping and architectural designs inspired by the Gothic and Renaissance periods.

There are four courtyards at Villa Siena that are perfect for wedding photos.

Pricing isn’t listed on the venue’s website, so reach out to the events staff directly, tour the place, and get an estimate.

 

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  • Robert Gundran

    Robert Gundran grew up in the Southwest, spending equal time in the Valley and Southern California throughout his life. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2018 and wrote for The Arizona Republic and The Orange County Register.

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